Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:40 am

...and with stain applied...

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby jeffh » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:22 pm

I love the burl, that is going to look great! Now is the time to make sure you have all the holes drilled for cables and fuel lines. It is a major pita if you have to do it with all the decking on...like I did :roll:
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby upspirate » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:55 pm

A trophy/award or jewelry shop should be able to do the engraving for the switches.

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:15 pm

OK, a couple of updates.

I've admittedly been distracted doing some work on my classic outboard motor, but now can return to boat construction. I'm attaching a photo of the motor and of the "finished" dash. I rewired both the motor itself, and the wiring from the controller to the motor. I also did a bunch of other work to the motor internally, and it seems to run great. I still need to tune it up, but I'll wait until I can get it into the water for that.

I've procured the plywood for the top deck (Joubert 3/8" Okume, which I'm not thrilled with due to uneven thickness plies). So work will be starting on that.

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby Iggy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:20 pm

The workmanship is really great, nice job! I love the classic motor, I simply don't have the skill (or time to learn it) to get into the engines in the same way as you did. I really admire that, and hope our kids kids don't lose the ability.
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby jeffh » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:51 pm

Beautiful engine sir. I've commented on your dash before.
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby vupilot » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:25 pm

Holy Moly :shock: who painted your engine! That looks better than new.

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby ttownshaw » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:16 am

No Kidding....very pretty indeed!
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby red » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:28 am

nice job on the motor it came out great

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby Roberta » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:44 pm

Looking Great!!! I love the black with red band on the '69 Mercs. I have the 500 version on my Zip. Very nice motor. Your 650 looks just beautiful.

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:35 pm

Hi, a couple of motor comments.

I disassembled the covers and restored the stainless/aluminum trim (sanding progressively then buffing). Covers were primed and painted with Mercury phantom black in the rattle cans (the ones I used were lacquer). Finally, and the part I loved the most, was using the two part gloss clear urethane paint in the rattle cans. I had discovered those a few years ago, and they are really a nice product (a bit pricey at $17/can, but great results and supposedly very durable).

I realize that the band I have is not correct for my '67 650, and I have a second band to restore for mine. But this one was really nice shape so I clear coated it to bring back the gloss. The correct '67 one I have needs new decals, which I don't think are actually available in reproduction. (If anyone knows different, please let me know.) Here is the only source I'm aware of: http://johnsmcintosh.com/1967Decals.html.

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby vupilot » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Awesome,
I didnt know you could get results that fantastic with rattle cans!

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby soedesh » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:01 pm

Here is the two part clear spray paint:
2 Part (2K), SprayMax Urethane Aerosol Clear Coat

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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby rbrandenstein » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:57 am

Beautiful engine. Wish mine looked like that! I have a 1975 Merc 650.

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Here is another site that offers paint and decals. I did not use them, so have no information.
http://www.nymarine.ca/index.html
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Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Postby ttownshaw » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:59 am

nymarine is a good source. I was shorted a label for the last available decal set I could find anywhere...he's going to take my set and make a complete set for me.
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